All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is now in its 15th year. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 5 pm, free.
* CURTIS WHITE
See review, page 30. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
The poet ("an orange and black tabby/sliced in two") reads his new work. Subud Seattle, 1101 15th Ave, 322-0616, 7 pm, free.
PATRICK THIESSEN, STACEY BENNETTS, JAY JAWORSKI, MELANIE NOEL
According to the press materials, Thiessen is a writer who has been trying to get out more on the weekends and Bennetts is a felon. The other two are poets. Victrola Coffee & Art, 411 15th Ave E, 328-4518, 7 pm, free.
TITLEWAVE READING SERIES
Jeanne Heuving, Elizabeth She, Paula Coomer, Rebecca Brown, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Doug Nufer, all contributors to the anthology Northwest Edge: Fictions of Mass Destruction, read their work. This is the last event ever for this longstanding reading series. Titlewave Books, 7 Mercer St, 324-6379, 7:30 pm, free.
MARCUS J. BORG
Borg discusses The Heart of Christianity. St Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, 624-6600, 7 pm, free.
* TOBIAS WOLFF
See review, page 30. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3320, 7 pm, free.
DR. JOEL PRIMACK, DR. NANCY ADAMS
These two smart humans will lecture about new advances in cosmology (you know, space-time relationships, the nature of the universe, and so forth). Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall 150, 281-2347, 7:30 pm, free.
* GARRY WILLS
See Stranger Suggests. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, 621-2230, 7:30 pm, $9-$23.
The Salt Roads is a novel of "wonder, courage, and magic," says Junot Diaz. Elliot Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
The P-I columnist signs Out of Left Field: Howthe Mariners Made Baseball Fly in Seattle. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
J. KINGSTON PIERCE
The local historian discusses Eccentric Seattle. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
The acclaimed Chinese novelist signs To Live and Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, the former of which, according to Lisa See, "reaches not only into the very essence of China and the Chinese people, but into the blood-and-bones core of what it means to be a human being." Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
High Druid of Shannara is a fantasy novel. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
Nahai is an Iranian Jew who left her native country following the 1979 revolution. Her novels Cry of the Peacock and Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith draw on her family's rich political experiences. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, 888-621-2230, 7:30 pm, free, ticket required.
LAYNIE BROWNE, ROBERT MITTENTHAL
This installment of Subtext Poetry Reading pairs Browne (a novelist and poet from California whose books include Acts of Levitation and Pollen Memory), and Mittenthal, a local poet and critic. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, donations at door.
ANGELA & DUFFY BALLARD
A Blistered Kind of Love: One Couple's Trial by Trail, about the Ballards' 2,655-mile journey down the Pacific Crest Trail, chronicles what sounds to me like a nightmare, but apparently it worked out all right for them. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.